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Professor Leonid Lytvynenko passed away

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that an outstanding scientist and supporter of science, a world-renowned specialist in the field of radiophysics and radio astronomy, Honorary Director of the Radio Astronomy Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Professor of Karazin University, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of University, Leonid Mykolayovych Lytvynenko died at the age of 85.

During his lifetime, Leonid Mykolayovych became a famous scientist, a talented organizer of education and science, an excellent teacher and a skilled head of one of the leading institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His fate is also inextricably linked with Karazin University. He was not only a graduate of the university, but also lectured at the Karazin University Radiophysics Faculty for many years, paid great attention to the education of scientific youth, and became an honored professor of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Thanks to his efforts, the Radio Astronomy Institute was established in Kharkiv in 1985, which became the impetus for the first radio astronomy research in the millimeter range of radio waves in Ukraine.

His scientific and organizational activities are also notable. Leonid Mykolayovych was a member of the Committee for State Prizes of Ukraine in the field of science and technology, the Scientific Council for Space Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the International Astronomical Union, an honorary member of the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the chairman of the Expert Council of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in the field of astronomy, the founder and chief editor of the magazine "Radio physics and radio astronomy".

For his significant contribution to the development of education and science, Leonid Mykolayovych was awarded the honorary title "Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine", he was awarded the "Badge of Honor" order, and by the decision of the International Astronomical Union in 2006, the minor planet 2000NA25 was given the name "Lytvinenko".

The Karazin University community expresses its sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Leonid Mykolayovych and shares the bitterness of the loss. We deeply respect him for his inexhaustible knowledge, high professionalism, understanding, intelligence and kindness.

His memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who had the honor of communicating with Leonid Mykolayovych - a Man with a capital letter, a highly educated specialist who had high moral qualities, was an irreplaceable specialist in his field and a good friend of Karazin University.


Source: Karazin University

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